Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders already face disproportionately high rates of diseases like diabetes.
New refuges are sought as scientists battle disease-carrying mosquitoes in the face of a changing climate.
A majority of adults in Hawaii know global warming is happening, but not many discuss the issue with friends, family or co-workers.
Congressional leaders are considering ways to make the nation’s primary fisheries management law more effective as the planet warms.
Lawmakers are considering how far to set back new developments as well as specific strategies to deal with climate change.
The ambitious reporting project found myriad reasons for the public to be pessimistic about the effects of a warming planet on the islands. But also reasons for hope.
We answer reader-submitted questions about man-of-war invasions, carbon offsets, Zika outbreaks and an inter-island ferry system.
Scientists are racing to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes from forests, but to some a solution still feels like forever away.
Hawaii Gas faces an uncertain future as the state moves to renewables. Now it’s creating a new entity to help advocate for gas.
For 60 years, scientists have documented the rising trend of carbon dioxide levels as fossil fuel emissions continue to increase.
A new survey finds high levels of support for doing things individually and collectively to address the effects of a warming planet.
The two are taking new approaches to their work in the face of climate change.
Some iconic surf breaks could be completely eliminated while others will see bigger waves than ever before.
Nine cold, wet, showerless days crawling on my knees in the mud on the side of a mountain. What’s not to love?
The tiny Hawaii forest bird, threatened by climate change and habitat loss, is finding additional support from 7,000 miles away.
A team of biologists brought 13 critically endangered Maui parrotbills to the other side of Haleakala to save the species from extinction. But less than a month later, only three birds have survived.
A bill to limit the use of natural gas in new homes could be a first step to broader bans, a gas company official says.
The winners of the hackathon proposed giving beach toys a second life as a way to reduce visitors’ environmental footprint.
Utilities and others are concerned that the same lawyers are representing multiple parties in a competitive bidding process.
Climate change, bureaucracy and goats are all complicating efforts to combat carbon emissions with more greenery.
Only about 1% of cars here are electric vehicles. Advocates say boosting that number requires mandating builders install charging stations at new developments.
The uhu fish are “lawnmowers of the sea” and play a vital role in producing sand. But they’re at risk.
The reefs have never had to endure such conditions. Marine scientists remain optimistic but warn that time is running out for society to step up.
The first ocean-specific report by a prestigious international panel underscores the urgency of taking action now to reduce carbon emissions and limit global warming.
Climatologists are frustrated by the lack of action in response to manmade global warming, but there are some simple solutions that could provide relief.
Far more residents now have air conditioning to deal with a warming climate. But their increased electrical use makes the problem worse.
Climate change is already taking a toll on coastal highways. Some of those roads may eventually be abandoned to the rising seas, a top official warns.
The movement to reduce single-use plastics in Hawaii is moving beyond straws, but current health codes restrict personal containers from being used at take-out restaurants.
Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a fossil-free future. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.
Civil Beat is joining with more than 250 news organizations around the world this week in an effort to reframe the way journalists cover this pressing global issue.
Warmer waters are shifting the size and behavior of ahi in the Pacific, which could affect prices for consumers. But it’s not all doom and gloom.
Carbon emissions from planes are only now starting to get some of the attention as other troubling side effects caused by soaring numbers of tourists.
Climate change and poor land management are fueling fires that are burning a significant portion of Hawaii’s land.
The revised Endangered Species Act regulations flabbergasted environmentalists who are concerned about warding off more extinctions.
The effects of a rapidly warming planet have reshaped the work of lifeguards, emergency responders and health officials.
The endangered Hawaiian stilt is increasingly found on soccer fields, golf courses and wastewater treatment sites. But its adaptability poses new risks.
Local emerging leaders and experts in their fields expound on the importance of bringing diverse minds to the table to develop solutions.
The story behind Civil Beat’s award-winning multimedia project, and how the trip is informing our current reporting on climate change.
There was a lot of talk about the need to address sea level rise and other problems but virtually no action in the Hawaii Legislature.
Climate and economic experts believe carbon taxes can change consumer habits and slow down the effects of climate change.
Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session.
Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.
Civil Beat teamed with a UH climate professor and the Malama Learning Center to offset some of our staff’s greenhouse gas emissions.
At the session’s halfway point, several new measures have support. But some current initiatives will expire if action isn’t taken.
As the sea level rise exacerbates coastal erosion, many longtime middle-class residents are struggling to protect their properties.
A new report sheds light on some of the critical factors for the state to consider when implementing a managed retreat strategy.
Years of chopping down invasive trees, replanting native species and controlling predators may be paying off for albatross threatened by sea level rise.
Several measures in the Legislature give the public a chance to weigh in on what could be a sweeping environmental policy reform.
Officials with the city climate office toured the island over the past few months to spread public awareness of the issue and gather feedback on ways to reduce emissions.
Hawaii lawmakers will confront major policy questions this session as they grapple with looming problems from a warming planet.
Kauai has tightened requirements for shoreline development, but they don’t take into account more alarming recent predictions of the impact of climate change and rising seas.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says money is urgently needed to protect beaches, watersheds, native species and more.
Keynote speaker at Hawaii Climate Conference cites importance of equitability in how we respond to the effects of a warming planet.
Scientists predict the worst will hit in about 21 years. But Hawaii is already feeling the effects of a warming planet. What are we going to do about it?